Subject:Takamizawa seal - has it ever been faked?
Posted By: L. Spencer Mon, Feb 25, 2019 IP: 2600:1700:5ac0:2700:
I purchased a print of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" at an estate sale. I didn't like the frame. When I disassembled it, I discovered a handwritten note saying it was purchased in 1956 "by J for his mom". Upon inspection of the print, I could see it was an actual woodblock print. It also had the Takamizawa seal (circa 1927-1938). My question is can I be confident the seal IS the real Takamizawa seal? I can't imagine that being forged, but you never know. Also the print has some differences from other reproductions (vibrancy of blues, missing 3 small white dots on a wave in the upper left) I have seen on the internet.
Does anyone have any knowledge of this?